Clubs support latest CGI Networking Event

cgi_14-dec-2016_2The lastest CGI Networking Seminar took place in Cork GC a few weeks ago and the event was a great success with full house present for the two hour session.  17 clubs from all over the county were represented, with managers, staff, captains, presidents and Officers making up the audience.  The CGI’s Gordon Campbell facilitated the interactive session and he brought a number of topics out for discussion.  Gordon gave several personal experiences from life before the CGI, as well an ideas collected from other sessions.  Feedback from the clubs was positive with many ready to workshop and implement some of the ideas that were discussed.  Gordon was delighted with Continue reading

Sean’s letter wins Tour Experience for Gaelscoil Ui Drisceoil

Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, Wednesday 18th May 2016

Sean Reddy pictured with the letter that won him a behind the scenes VIP tour at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. Picture: Niall O’Shea

Nine year old Sean Reddy had the experience of a lifetime during Irish Open week when he got a behind the scenes VIP tour.  Sean was a guest of the European Tour on the Wednesday after his letter was selected as one of four winning entries from hundreds of letters sent in from pupils and schools all over Ireland.  In addition to his VIP tour, Sean also won a prize for his school, and several of his friends from Gaelscoil Ui Drisceoil in Glanmire were also in the K Club for a special golf clinic courtesy of the Confederation of Golf in Ireland.

Sean’s VIP tour started in the media centre where 2015 winner Soren Kjeldsen was holding his press conference, and young golfer from Ballyvolane was invited to ask Kjeldsen a Continue reading

CGI/Mardyke Arena Golf Club Seminar at Lee Valley Golf Club

CGI/Mardyke Arena Golf Club Seminar at Lee Valley Golf Club

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By Niall O’Shea

The newly formed Confederation of Golf in Ireland (CGI) were out in force last week at the Irish Open, giving over 800 free lessons in their customised driving range at the Irish Open.  The CGI were also in Cork earlier in the week to host a business planning seminar for golf clubs.  The event was jointly hosted by the CGI and Mardyke Arena UCC and it took place in Lee Valley Golf Club. Continue reading